Your dog can be like your best friend. Years of joy and companionship can be achieved between you and your little (or big) buddy. Part of building a strong friendship with your dog can be maintaining its grooming and health needs.
For flea control, a major concern during the warmer months, Lisa at Ultimate Dog Care suggests trying to keep your dog away from dirt. Lying and rolling in dirt can cause fleas, and flea larvae to infest your dog. Then dogs become sick, and agitated as the fleas enter the blood stream.
Also, for long haired dogs especially, matted coats can twist the dogs skin, causing blockages in blood vessels, and a very expensive, traumatic trip to the vet. Regular grooming can help control these health issues, and maintain a happier, healthier dog.